NHL Podcast with Len Shapiro: Tortorella wins coach of the year–Sharks who are and aren’t in expansion draft

June 21, 2017

NHL, San Jose Sharks

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella poses with the Jack Adams Award after winning the award during the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

On the NHL Podcast with Len:

1 Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella picked up his second Jack Adams award winning the NHL coach of the year. Tortorella last won NHL coach of the year when he coached over at the Tampa Bay Lighting

2 San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau were left unprotected and despite that they are unrestricted free agents but Thornton and Marleau knew they’d won’t be signing with an expansion

3 Vegas could select forwards Joel Ward and Mikkel Boedker, defensemen Paul Martin and Dave Schlemko, the Sharks could lose one player in the draft

4 There are 11 players NHL teams can protect forwards Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski, defensemen Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, and goaltender Martin Jones

5 Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is headed for the Golden Knights and Nashville’s James Neal are headed to Vegas the Knights



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